Angel Coulby

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8/30/1980, London, England, UK

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  • London born British actress Angel Coulby made her television debut in the the Johnny Vaughan vehicle Orrible in 2001 and ever since, she's taken part in multiple shows like the Channel 4 teen series As If, and Making Waves. Gradually, she got small roles in more important productions like the Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace and as prison officer Rachael in the BBC3 sitcom The Visit. She's also taken part in Conviction, Vincent and Talk to Me before landing the role of Guinevere in the BBC One fantasy series Merlin in 2008.



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    London, England, UK

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    • Angel Coulby: (About starring on a prime time Saturday night show) Whenever I'm out with friends, they take the mickey out of me. They go: 'This is my friend Angel, she's famous!' And I go: 'I'm not famous, shut up!' I went to a wedding recently and when they were taking pictures, they were going: 'Oh look at you posing, you've done this before!' But they're all really supportive and happy for me. (OK maganize, Sept 15, 2009)

    • Angel Coulby: (About feeling homesick when filming in France for Merlin) I can't say I miss anything, in fact, quite the reverse. I have trouble keeping a lid on the diet situation, because I love food – meat and wine included – and the French do food well. So this is not a complaint! (OK maganize, Sept 15, 2009)

    • Angel Coulby: (About filming in France for Merlin) I love shooting in France. We film in the most beautiful place, and every now and then you look around and you see the castle and the setting and you think, this isn't bad for a job! We stay in a nice little hotel about 20 minutes away from the location. There's not a lot around there to do, but we're about an hour north of Paris, so we often hang around there on a weekend. (OK maganize, Sept 15, 2009)

    • Angel Coulby: (About her role of Gwen in Merlin) Gwen is a hand-maiden now, but at some time in her life she will be Queen Guinevere. I think it's so exciting that I'm one of the few actresses who's fortunate enough to play Guinevere over a long period of time, and to become synonymous with that character is a great privilege. I think you can see parts of the Queen emerging, like with her nobility, and the fact that she really cares about the people and how they should have a voice as well as the aristocracy. (OK maganize, Sept 15, 2009)

    • Angel Coulby: (About getting her role of Gwen in Merlin) I was quite fortunate in that I only had to do one audition, because as an actor you want to do as few auditions as possible as they're so stressful! I thought I did alright, but I didn't hear anything for a month, then suddenly I got the call that I'd got the part and I was over the moon. (OK maganize, Sept 15, 2009)

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    • Photoshoots:
      -September 2012, Radio Times magazine.

    • 2012 Public Appearances:
      -October 17th, 2012: Loserville musical, Garrick Theatre, London, UK.

    • 2011 Public Appearances:
      -October 13th, 2011: BBC Radio -1Xtra with Rupert Young.
      -October 7th, 2011: Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up with with Merlin co-stars Eoin Macken and Rupert Young.
      -September 25th, 2011: Something For The Weekend BBC2 with Colin Morgan.
      -September 15th, 2011: London BFI Southbank Merlin Season 4EP1 Preview and Q&A with Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath and Executive Producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy.
      -April 16th, 2011: The Dragon Tower attraction with Merlin co-stars Anthony Head, Katie McGrath and Richard Wilson, Warwick Castle, Warwick, England.
      -April 9th, 2011: Merlin panel at the Kapow Comic Con, London with Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath and Executive Producer Johnny Capps.

    • Angel is professionally represented by Hobsons International Voices, London.

    • The only movie about the Arthurian legends that Angel had seen before landing her role of Guinevere in Merlin was the Disney film The Sword In The Stone.

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